Continuing the firm’s strategic growth, Bradley Arant is pleased to announce that anti-money laundering specialist and former federal prosecutor Jeff Beatrice has joined the firm as a partner in its Washington, D.C. office. He will be a member of the firm’s Government Enforcement and Investigations Practice Group and Financial Services Litigation and Compliance Team.
Mr. Beatrice joins the firm from Citigroup, Inc., where for five years he served as a Managing Director and the General Counsel for Anti-Money Laundering. Prior to joining Citigroup, Mr. Beatrice served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney (AUSA) in the District of Columbia for over 15 years.
“Jeff is a welcome addition to our Washington, D.C. office and white collar and financial services practices, which continue to be areas of substantial growth for the firm,” said Firm Chairman Beau Grenier. “He brings a wealth of experience to our firm.”
Mr. Beatrice oversaw Citigroup’s global anti-money laundering compliance strategies, internal investigations, and responses to regulatory actions and law enforcement inquiries.
“We are very pleased to have Jeff, with his impressive background, join our practice,” said Stephen R. Spivack, who chairs the firm’s White Collar Practice Group. “Jeff will complement the existing services we provide to clients, particularly those in the financial services, defense, and government contracting sectors.”
Mr. Beatrice held significant supervisory positions as an AUSA, including Deputy Chief of the National Security Section, Special Counsel for National Security to the U.S. Attorney, Deputy Chief of the Organized Crime and Narcotics Trafficking Section, and Senior Litigation Counsel. He served as lead counsel in 36 felony jury trials, including cases involving white-collar crimes, money laundering, export control, national security related offenses, and RICO enterprises. Mr. Beatrice earned numerous Department of Justice special achievement awards for superior performance.
“Jeff’s experience as both an AUSA and in-house counsel with Citigroup make him a very valuable addition to our team,” said Robert Maddox, leader of the firm’s Financial Services Litigation and Compliance Team. “Given the intense regulatory and enforcement environment that financial institutions are facing, we know our clients will benefit significantly from Jeff’s knowledge and talent.”
Mr. Beatrice’s practice at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings will focus on the representation of companies and individuals in connection with the defense of government enforcement, white-collar criminal, and civil litigation matters. He will also conduct internal investigations and advise clients on compliance issues, particularly in the anti-money laundering and export control areas.
“I have great respect for the attorneys at Bradley Arant, and when I made the decision to go into private practice, the firm was a great fit,” said Mr. Beatrice. “With its excellent reputation for white collar and financial services work, I believe the firm will provide me with a tremendous platform for this next step in my career.”
Mr. Beatrice earned his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School, and a B.S.F.S. from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.
For more coverage on this story:
- Washington Business Journal, “On the Move,” April 9, 2015.
- Birmingham Business Journal, “Former Federal Prosecutor joins Bradley Arant Boult Cummings,” April 9, 2015.
- Law360, “Bradley Arant Nabs Ex-Citigroup Atty For DC Office,” April 9, 2015.
- Nashville Post, “BABC brings on Citigroup veteran, former AUSA,” April 10, 2015.
- Main Justice ’s Just Anti-Corruption, “General Counsel for Citigroup Moves to Bradley Arant,” April 10, 2015 (subscription required).
- The American Lawyer ’s The Am Law Daily, “Wilson Sonsini Partner Sets Sail for New Horizons, Plus More Lateral Moves,” April 11, 2015.
- JD Supra, “Who’s in the House? Recent Moves by General Counsel, Legal Officers, and Corporate Leaders,” April 13, 2015.
- National Law Journal, “DC Moves: Roundup of Laterals and Promotions,” April 13, 2015.
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